Smoked salmon spaghetti with dill and pea pesto

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Smoked salmon spaghetti Easy Food

Serves 4-6

300g peas, thawed if frozen
50g pine nuts
A small bunch of fresh basil
A small bunch of fresh dill, plus extra to serve
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
50g Parmesan, grated
2 garlic cloves
Salt and black pepper
60ml extra-virgin olive oil
300g spaghetti
150g smoked salmon, torn into small slices

 

  1. Bring a small saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the peas for 2-3 minutes, then drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. Place the pine nuts in a dry pan and heat over a medium-high heat, shaking frequently, for 1-2 minutes until lightly toasted and just fragrant. Be careful not to let them overcook. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Set aside about one handful of the peas. Add the remaining peas to a food processor along with the pine nuts, basil, dill, lemon zest, lemon juice, Parmesan and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and pulse until combined; the pesto should still have some texture.
  4. Slowly stream in the oil while continuing to whizz the mixture until incorporated.
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Drain, reserving about 100ml of the cooking water.
  6. Return the pasta to its pot and toss with the pesto and the cooking water until coated. Fold in the smoked salmon.
  7. Season to taste and serve with extra dill and the reserved peas.

 

Per Serving 407kcals, 22.6g fat (3.9g saturated), 36.4g carbs, 3.2g sugars, 16.8g protein, 2.9g fibre, 0.594g sodium

 

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